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Extremely Dry Itchy Skin
Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!
Itchy scrotal skin: Itchy scrotal skin can have a number of causes, such as eczema, contact dermatitis, candida infections. Even some benign growths on scrotal skin like angiokeratomas, tiny little purple papules, can cause itching. One must be careful with using cortisone cream in this area as the skin is thin and delicate, and cortisone can cause thinning in a short period of time. ...Read more
Eczema,contact demat: The commonest cause is eczema, and it can be due to contact dermatitis to several allegens, like plants , detergents, soaps or any other product comes in contact with skin, as well as climate and sun exposure, food allergies, use of heat and airconditioning in home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?
Perhaps: Diagnosis cannot be made from your short list of symptoms alone. When was the last time you had a comprehensive Dental examination and a comprehensive Medical physical. If it's been a while, please schedule now. ...Read more
Sometimes my hands will suddenly get extremely itchy and swell. Skin reddens from scratching. My skin isn't dry?
Bag Balm: Bag Balm is available at most drugstores in the skin care department. It comes in a green tin and is normally used for the udders of dairy cows to keep them soft and smooth. Apply it to your feet daily and wear socks after. It may take several weeks to heal but soon your feet will be soft and smooth. I use it in the winter daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
A few kinds: Something without any fragrances and just a plain moisturizer like Cetaphil, eucerin or aquaphor. ...Read more
What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.
Eucerin cream: Eucerin cream before you towel dry after a shower. It is absorbed better on the moist skin, then gently pat the skin dry. ...Read more
Moisturize: Each time we shower, we remove essential protective oils from our skin, and then it becomes dry and flaky. Replenishing the lost oils by moisturizing immediately after showers will help improve dry skin. There are lotions that mimic contents in the skin such as cetaphil restoraderm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good lotion: A good lotion such as Curel, Lubriderm, Gold Bond. ...Read more
Dry & itchy skin for 2-3 weeks. When I scratch it leaves reddish bumpy lines. That usually take 12 hrs to disappear. What could it be?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, the response to scratching is normal. Try using an emollient, like Vaseline on the dry skin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Syphilis and hiv: Advanced HIV is associated with dry and itchy skin. Syphilis leads to a rash which can appear to be dry. However, dry and itchy skin is usually not from an std. If it is occurring is a small area, then a skin fungal infection could be the cause. If it affecting the whole body there could be a number of causes including dry air and the type of soap you are using. ...Read more
No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream . There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more
Cortisone cream: Topical cortisone cream (ie: cortaid, hydrocortisone), moisturizers containing anti-itch ingredients such as camphor, menthol, Lidocaine (ie: sarna, eucerin anti-itch spray, neutrogena anti-itch lotion). Also helpful to use aveeno oatmeal bath. And take antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec, allegra. If combining all these does not help, see a doctor for prescription meds. ...Read more
Moisturize: There are lots of moisturizers available otc. Some people like them thicker, others prefer thinner like a lotion. Whatever you use should have minimal fragrance or coloring. It's a good idea to moisten the skin before you apply to help lock in moisture. Topical Hydrocortisone can help with some itching but if this is a big problem you should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
What body wash/lotion do you recommend for dry itchy skin?? :) preferably brands I can find in Australia
Neither. Eucerin: cream if you can find it. Lotions are drying to the skin. ...Read more
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